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Are you looking for HUMANE raccoon trapping in Cordova, TN? Have raccoons torn into your attic, your crawl space and even your swimming pool? We understand how these little guys can irritate homeowners in the Cordova area. With their odd, hand-like paws and sharp teeth, they can tear their way into almost any home. They can also damage your yard and spread garbage throughout your neighborhood. A raccoon can definitely be an aggravating little visitor!
Raccoons can also damage your attic insulation with feces and urine, especially during baby season! Usually a raccoon is just looking for a place to nest, and your attic is safe and warm to them. But an attic restoration can be necessary after you have had a raccoon in there, and restorations can be very expensive depending on the damage a raccoon has done.
Raccoons can also tear apart your HVAC and even water heaters. They are very strong and can easily tear through your shingles and soffits. Once an animal, even a smaller animal has been in your attic, it has left its scent. This scent will attract other animals, including more raccoons!
Raccoons are nocturnal, which means they are active at night. An adult raccoon will average two to three feet long and can weigh up to twenty pounds. These hungry rascals will eat just about anything, including your garbage! They usually breed in February or March and have a 60 day gestation. Raccoon babies are born from March to June and open their eyes at around 3 weeks. The babies are usually weaned at two to three months old. Once the babies are weaned, they are referred to as juveniles.
Now if a raccoon does have babies, you
will hear sounds almost like a human baby crying. When our technician
encounters a mother raccoon and babies in the attic, he will often use a
paste or a fluid to evict them instead of using traps. The mother
raccoon will react to the eviction fluid by moving her babies. However,
sometimes the female will move her young to another area of the
structure. If that happens, we can re-apply the eviction fluid until
the family has successfully moved out of the attic.
If you think you may have raccoon babies, NEVER try to remove the raccoons yourself as mother raccoons can be fiercely protective. Always call a wildlife professional to deal with wildlife and their babies. Our skilled technicians are trained to remove mother and baby raccoons safely and humanely.
At Apex Wildlife Control, we do everything in our power to keep mother and babies together. We usually try to trap the mother separately from the babies in a different trap. We do this because a mother raccoon can accidentally harm or even kill her babies in her frenzy to escape the trap. However, in the case of orphaned raccoons, our technicians can transport these babies to one of several licensed rehabilitators in the area. We only use rehabilitators who are licensed by the State Of Tennessee. These rehabilitators are experts in raising the raccoon babies in order to be released gently into the wild when they are old enough to take care of themselves.
In the Memphis area, much of our local wildlife has had human contact in one form or another. Many of the raccoons in Shelby county have been raised by rehabilitators, and other are simply fed by well-meaning homeowners. Those little masked faces can be hard to resist when they're begging for food!
As a result, many local raccoons have become friendly towards humans and are unbothered by their presence. Some folks try to make pets out of raccoons. However, these animals can carry many diseases including rabies and distemper which can easily be transmitted to dogs. Remember they are still wild animals and can become aggressive towards humans and other pets when it comes to food.
Raccoons are classified as omnivores, which means they will eat just about any type of plant or meat. But what they really love is pet food, especially cat food! Once a raccoon has discovered that your home is a source of food, they will keep coming back. These little guys have very good memories!
Many people do not realize how smart raccoons are. These rascals are as smart or even smarter than dogs! Once a raccoon has been trapped, it is very difficult to trap again. The raccoon will not only remember not to go into the traps again, but it will actually try to figure out how to reach the food from the back or sides of the trap. Smart little fellows!
Have you ever seen your sod rolled back, almost as if a human had pulled up the edges? That was probably a raccoon! Skunks and Opossums can create the same kind of damage, but most of the time a raccoon has been hard at work in your yard looking for worms, grubs, and insects.
These little fellows will claw or chew through your roof vents, soffit vents and especially rotted wood when trying to get into your attic. Raccoons can smell rotted wood, and will even try to rip through your shingles if they sense the wood below is soft.
So if you have been disappointed in the past with other wildlife companies, call us today! At Apex Wildlife Control, we are so confident that you will love our services, that we give every single client we service a Worry Free Money Back Guarantee. Our exclusion guarantee is very simple. It states:
If for any reason you are not 100% pleased with the quality and workmanship of our exclusion work, we will redo the individual item in question and work to make it right until you are completely satisfied with the outcome. If you’re still not satisfied, we will issue you a 100% refund for the item in question. That’s not all though, we will pay a competitor of your choice to fix the issue. Nothing is more important to us than our customer’s complete satisfaction.
In addition to our exclusion guarantee, we also provide our clients with a standard One Year Warranty on all the work we perform. This warranty is renewable and transferable which increases the value of your home. Call us today to hear more about our Best Deal Guarantee!
So if you have a raccoon causing problems around your home, give us a call!